Official Details on Bret Hart’s 2013 “Dungeon Collection” WWE DVD

December 7, 2012 by Mark D

The official synopsis for Bret Hart’s Dungeon Collection has been released. Plus as first revealed on the 2013 WWE Home Video Schedule, we can confirm Bret “Hit Man” Hart: The Dungeon Collection will hit stores in the United States on DVD and Blu-ray on March 5, 2013.

For nearly 30 years, Bret “Hit Man” Hart travelled the globe proving he was “The Best There Is, The Best There Was, and the Best There Ever Will Be”. From his roots in his family’s own Stampede Wrestling, to the bright lights of WWE, WCW, and his watershed return to the ring in 2010, no Superstar could match his unmistakable presence in the ring. Known as the “Excellence of Execution”, he is widely regarded as the greatest technical wrestler of all time, evidenced by multiple reigns with the Tag Team, Intercontinental, WWE and World Heavyweight Championships. Now in this collection, compiled by the Hit Man himself, fans can experience Bret Hart’s best matches never-before-released on DVD. Bret takes the viewer behind each match in a brand new, revealing interview detailing the inside stories surrounding these rare matches. Over 8 hours of in-ring action is presented, including classics from the Stampede Wrestling vault as well as vintage WWE bouts against the top stars of the 80s and 90s.

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Bret “Hit Man” Hart: The Dungeon Collection [2 Disc Blu-ray]

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We can also confirm that the 2013 WWE Elimination Chamber PPV will be released on DVD in the United States on March 19, 2013.

WWE Elimination Chamber 2013 [DVD]

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  1. Lemo says:

    Bret had some fantastic matches in WCW:

    He had a great wrestling match against Booker T from Nitro Feb 1999

    Also he gave Lex Luger one of his best matches ever in Nitro 1998.

    His match against Flair from Souled Out 98 is excellent.

    Believe or not Bret & Benoit had even better match than thier famouc Owen tribute match which was on Nitro on march 1999.

    Bret had some sweet short Nitro matches from late 1999 against Kidman , Saturn & Jeff Jarrett , you have to check how great shape Bret was in his last days of wredtling !!!!

    Not to mention his great matches against DDP & Owen that already have been released before on dvd.

  2. Harry Faversham says:

    To Whom It May Concern,

    I have a couple of queries. If anyone can shed any light on them I’d be grateful.

    Firstly, Bret Hart vs. Hulk Hogan. I know their match from Nitro in 1998 is on the Hulk Hogan Unreleased set, but they wrestled at a WCW house show in 1999. Does anyone know if this was filmed and we might get to see it one day?

    Secondly, Bret Hart vs. Terry Funk from Terry Funk’s Wrestlefest.You may have seen it in ‘Beyond The Mat’. I’ve asked this before and no one responded, but does anyone know if wwe owns the rights to this? It is often said that this is an ECW event in which case they would. However, I have a suspicion that this was actually an independent retirement show promoted by Terry Funk (possibly with help from Paul Heyman) and that the ECW roster were just a large part of it as a favour. ECW released it on home video and DVD but maybe that was just part of the deal? I don’t believe the event itself is referred to as ECW aside from the packaging. My guess is this is not part of the ECW/WWE library and its probably owned by Terry Funk himself. They also had a hardcore match on Thunder in January 2000.

    I’d really like to see both of these matches included on the ‘Dungeon Collection’. Anyone know?

    Yours sincerely,

    Harry Faversham.

    • Mark D says:

      I believe (99.9% sure) that Terry Funk’s WrestleFest is part of the WWE Library. I recall a few brief clips on the Bret Hart documentary plus I think it has appeared on Classics on Demand.

      In regard to the Bret/Hogan question. I’m not too sure, however if it was a house show I’d say its unlikely that footage exsists (certainly not impossible tho).


      It looks like Hulk Hogan and Bret Hart met at least twice in 1999. On both occasions the match was a no contest.

      The first match happened on August 20 in San Francisco, CA, the second was held on September 4 in Tallahassee, FL. The shows drew 5,605 and 2,654 fans respectively. (Information courtesy of

      • PoffosPal says:

        I saw Hogan v Hart in LA at the great western forum in the summer of 99. It was untelevised. Hart had been gone since Owen’s death and was not advertised but was brought in as a special attraction because Savage started no showing events. I remember it was right after Hogan returned to the red & yellow and he and Hart both wrestled as faces. I believe it ended in a no contest due to interference by Sid and/or Nash.

      • Harry Faversham says:

        OK thanks. I remember in 2000 I got a wrestling computer game guide that came free with a magazine or something and I found it quite puzzling because it had pictures of Bret putting the sharpshooter on a pair of yellow boots with red knee pads which I thought must have been Hogan, but trying to figure out when the hell that would have happened was annoying. I think this is it here

        and it might even have had a picture of Bret clotheslining Hogan on the back cover but I’m not sure. But anyway, the images always made me wonder if there was some big match somewhere waiting to be seen. It was kind of always my dream match.

  3. Canada's Voice says:

    Speaking as a Canadian, I think this could be great if they do it right and include stuff up to 1992, as well as between 1996 and 2000.

    The rest of his career (like his WWF title run) is a case of BEEN THERE, DONE THAT. If you’ve seen one of the Hart Foundation matches or a match when he was WWF champion, you’ve seen them all. They’re overexposed and all of it seems too similar which I think is the reason people fear this will be a copy of the prior set. Looking forward to seeing the match list because buying this will be a game-time decision.

    • SRB says:

      Speaking as a Lithoanian and sometimes a Cambodian because I get confused, I’d like to see a lot of WCW stuff that can really showcase the struggle Bret had as WCW was more of a force than a choice. But hey, that’s just coming from a German from Russia. Welcome to Istanbul.

      • Anonymous says:

        YES! We really should feel sorry for bert and his struggle. Poor guy had to take millions of dollars off Uncle Ted’s hands all because WCW believed they could buy up all the talent and run McMahon out of business. But bret really had it hard having to work about 40 days a year. We all should feel sorry for him and be more understanding of his lackluster WCW performances. It’s so understandable that a guy who got paid millions would just half-ass it because, after all, WCW was forced on him. He had no choice but to sign.

        Then again, considering that in his prior 18 months of action he only had a few stand out matches against Steve Austin, maybe that really was his best effort. So either he was a washed up has-been by the time he got to WCW at age 40 in 1997, or just a lazy guy who decided to cash cheques and not offer the company or its fans an honest effort. Try that on Monday morning when you go to work and see how it goes.

        Either way, you’re so right, we should all feel sorry for him for going to WCW and away from McMahon’s brainwashing marketing machine, the only one who could take a monotone with no personality, promo ability or physique and make people believe he was a star all because from bell to bell the guy was a real good wrestler much like a Barry Windham or Lance Storm. Too bad they weren’t in the right place at the right time (steroid scandal + having a roided up physique that no one would believe was actually on roids + years of service + no one else on the roster = Bret being in the right place in 1992) and didn’t get the help of the WWF marketing machine working overtime for them.

        • Anonymous says:

          You’re a worthless f***ing dipsh*t. Go be a hater on a wrestler that actually deserves it. Bret legitimately is the best there ever will be.

  4. Ryan says:

    Can’t wait. At least I know of one dvd purchase for 2013 now.

  5. Daniel Almeida says:

    Bret Hart the real best in the world,not CM Punk!

  6. Nate says:

    Never understood why so many people waste their time commenting on a guy they don’t care for. Don’t like, don’t buy it. My guess is this will sell pretty well among the hard core wrestling fans (even those who don’t watch the current WWE product).

    My hope is they include the Razor Ramon match from KOTR 93, since that’s the only Bret match from the tournament that hasn’t been released. Would also love to see some classic Hart Foundation matches from 88-91 and the PPV match with Flair from early 98. (Slamboree I think).

    • NickP says:

      Bret vs Flair would be cool, since they only had 2 televised one on one matches.. The WCW match happened at Souled Out 1998

  7. Charlie F says:

    I can’t wait for this! Before DVD’s were popular I created 2 6 hour tapes of Bret matches….lets hope there are a bunch on here that I didn’t have!

  8. Lemo says:

    Really can’t wait for this. Should be a great dvd. If only i had a dollar each time a commentator said what great match during Bret Hart matches i would have been millionare by now.

  9. Mr Z says:

    I don’t understand the hostility toward this DVD. If you never liked Bret then by all means, don’t buy it. I’m looking forward to this myself, I always enjoyed watching Bret.

    The description clearly states “Bret Hart’s best matches never-before-released on DVD.” So of course the anthology sets count as already released. We may get some In Your House matches since those were never released in the US.

    • Anonymous says:

      That’s what I assumed the deal was. I just wondered if it was changed because title no longer says “unreleased” but I suppose the title was tentative anyways. So I guess this is going to be just like Hogans unreleased set — TV, house shows, Coliseum videos, and no big 4 PPV stuff as that has been on anthologies already.

      • LP1 says:

        It clearly says in the description “Now in this collection, compiled by the Hit Man himself, fans can experience Bret Hart’s best matches never-before-released on DVD.”

        • Anonymous says:

          There are still some PPV matches we could get. Nothing from the big 4 since they have had anthologies, but we could get the match vs Diesel from KOTR 94 and some good IYH matches:

          vs Jean Pierre Lafitte IYH 3
          vs Diesel IYH 6 (cage)
          vs Sid IYH: Its Time
          Fatal Four Way from IYH: Fatal Four
          vs Austin from IYH: Revenge of the Taker
          vs Patriot from IYH: Ground Zero
          w/Bulldog vs Patriot and Vader (flag match) from IYH: Badd Blood

          So there still are a lot of unreleased PPV matches. And that’s just the tip of the iceburg…doesn’t even mention WCW PPVs.

          • Anonymous says:

            Looks like a set to get strictly for the Austin matches. This begs the question, why not just have made an Austin Unreleased Collection? It would probably get triple the sales and it would actually be outstanding from beginning to end featuring unique matches with varied opponents and styles as well as something this surely cannot have: great promos.

            Hopefully an Austin Unreleased set is soon to come. We also need one for guys like Flair, Michaels, Steamboat, Triple H, Undertaker, etc.

            • Anonymous says:

              Austin Unreleased is probably coming. WWE seems to start with a complation of best matches, then a documentary, then unreleased matches. Austin’s DVD sold well and Attitude Era stuff is big right now, so I can’t see why it wouldn’t happen. Even though Austin didn’t wrestle in the televised house show/coliseum video era, he did wrestle in the monday night wars which is arugably even bigger in terms of wrestling frequently when camera were filming.

            • A wrestling fan says:

              No one see Austin for his matches but for his promos & his attitude era moments .

          • Anonymous says:

            These ppv’s are all available on Tagged Classics

    • Anonymous says:

      Don’t get the hostility either. Some comments aren’t even directed towards the hostility. They’re just cheap shots. SMH. Anyway, I am also looking forward to this. Even if they can’t have any PPV matches (since all of them have been released in Europe at some point), we should get some cool house show, MSG and tv matches.

  10. Anonymous says:

    I wonder if PPVs from Anthology sets count as “unreleased”. They did for Hogan’s Unreleased DVD but this has a different title. What this could be is just a bunch of matches that weren’t on all the other Hart DVDs. For instance, Hart vs Sting from Halloween Havoc 98 was on Greatest Stars of the 90s. If its on here then its not truly unreleased. The name change could mean that it is not truly “unreleased” as planned.

    • LP1 says:

      If you read the description(which it appears most people in this thread did not) it says “Now in this collection, compiled by the Hit Man himself, fans can experience Bret Hart’s best matches never-before-released on DVD.”

  11. DelWilks says:

    There will be WCW matches…. You guys are taking that last line in the description too literally. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Savage v Hart from Slamboree on there… Altho not a classic, Bret has gone on record many times about his admiration for Randy personally and professionally, so he might see fit to stick that on there, as it may be their only 1 on 1 televised bout (aside of SNME 87).

  12. Anonymous says:

    In other words, new set with a new name, yet a complete repeat in pretty much every other way complete with rehashing your same old tired petty jealousies and real-life feuds.

    The only good news is that this set will highlight just how repetitive he was as a wrestler and how boring and often irritating he was as a personality. And, let’s not forget it’ll showcase what a mark he continues to be for his own career.

    Good job Bret! Just when we have a glimmer of hope that you’ve matured, you prove us right in thinking that just like your matches, you’ll never change a thing.

    If it strikes you that I’m down on this guy it’s only because I fear that when this thing sells poorly, it’ll kill the possibilities of future unreleased collections of more deserving performers. Than again, that’s probably why they gave it a different name in the first place so as not to damage the “Unreleased Collection”-type brand.

    • HITCH66 says:

      At his lowest point in hospital, after the stroke he had guys like Flair and Hogan bashing him, so if they are in anyway snubbed then that’s fine with me. I just hope they include the summerslam 93 match with Hogan. Oh wait, he bottled it and wouldn’t do the right thing. The time i first realised wrestling was a work was when Flair took an upsidedown tunbuckle!
      Flair match= chop, upsidedown turnbuckle, top rope gorilla pressed, chops, figurefour.
      Bret match= fist to gut, russian leg sweep, backbreaker, atomic elbow, superplex, headbut to gut, back suplex, small package, oklahoma roll, sunset flip, shall i go on… Five moves my butt.! He hardly won a ppv match with the sharpshooter.
      Final point, which has become a truism; “Bret’s promos were bad”. Anyone seen a real athlete interviewed? Nothing fancy, straight to the point, confindent, heartfelt and real. Bret’s late 90’s promos were better than anything Cena has ever done! I for one am glad he and HBK took their work seriously, thats why they were so good. After having his legacy erased post screwjob, it’s right he’s being recognised lately. Cheers.

      • Anonymous says:

        First, I don’t blame Hogan for supposedly (never confirmed) refusing to work with him. Hart was NEVER at his level and Hogan’s refusal only proves it. Why? If Hart was anywhere near Hogan’s level, he would have gladly wanted to work with him because Hogan always wanted to work with and defeat every top guy PLUS make the top money. A Hart feud would have meant nothing in terms of money because Hart couldn’t draw!

        More typical non-sense spewed by Hart apologists: “At his lowest point in hospital, after the stroke he had guys like Flair and Hogan bashing him” Hart’s stroke was in early/mid 2002 and he was released from the hospital in the same year. Flair never said anything negative about Hart until mid 2004. This is in spite of Hart continually bashing Flair throughout the 1990s even though Flair was so willing to drop the title to him in 1992 and was the only guy who wanted to work with him when he arrived in WCW. But, I guess this is just like Hart making a claim that he couldn’t lose in his hometown of Montreal at Survivor Series. Oh wait, his actual hometown is about a 6-HOUR PLANE TRIP west in the city of Calgary.

        The rest of your post is even more non-sense. Flair had a vast array of moves in his arsenal and would always have matches that received the greatest reactions from fans, experts and wrestlers alike. Meanwhile Hart continually worked the same match, with the same moves in the exact same order! How does that not expose the business? How is that respecting the business? Or, am I to assume that Bret was respecting the business when he went everywhere exposing the business saying he was “screwed” by McMahon. That’s right, the respect was shown through his monotone, whiny interviews that were taking place in an industry that has always lived and died on colorful and engaging personas.

        Finally, one last point I wanted to make is that it’s really remarkable noticing how the Hart fans generally write posts often with profanities and almost always filled with grammatical errors and spelling mistakes. What does that say about Hart that his fans lack the sophistication, intelligence and the dignity to make respectful and coherent posts?

        • Anonymous says:

          Those “boring interviews” are exactly why I liked Bret. As an introvert, I could never relate to the guys that did “typical wrestling interviews” because they sounded like idiots.

        • HITCH66 says:

          In 93 Bret was getting better reations to Hogan and house show numbers went down when Hulk returned. Perhaps Bret was would have been even bigger if Hogan had put him over. i’ve seen the promo pics for Summerslam with Bret and Hogan face to face but Hogan was afraid of being booed…

          “Hart couldn’t draw,” He did. It was tough taking over from Hogan who was a huge mega star and during the steroid stuff going on at the time. No one was doing that well in that time frame but wwf only began loosing in the ratings post mania 12.

          On Flair, dropping the title to him… Not exactly a grandstand occasion was it? Very much under the radar.

          On survivor series. Too much to get into. Flair walked into the wwf with the world title, something Bret wouldn’t have done or could legallly have done. If a respected man in the buisness offers to do the job and is told it won’t be done in return then i wouldn’t have done so either. You don’t disrespect your team mates like that and the same with the screwjob. Bret’s contract dates had been done so he could have no showed the PPV. Also agreed to job to ANYBODY else.
          “Hart worked the same match”. Rubbish, not even worthy of a response. Wrestlers have a move set and when they get older they go back to that more often, so in wcw i admit he may have done that on tv tapings. Like what triple h has done for a fair few years now. Spinebuster, knee to face, ddt, pedigree. I’m sure if i bought into the wwe line i may one day believe his mania 27 match was as good as his entrance was.

          To be fair it’s usually ANTI Hart people who ae rude and daft that why i have got this off my chest. If a triple h dvd comes out (who i don’t like) i won’t say anything about it, i just let his fans enjoy it.

          Oh and typing errors. Late at night posts with the odd mistake aren’t the same thing as making a grammatical error. So there’s no need to be rude mush. In my points i don’t trot out cliches iv’e heardfrom others , i have my own opinion.

          Anyway let’s agree to disagree, i don’t think our favourite wrestlers would be bothered to defend us as much as we do them.

    • LP1 says:

      @anonymous: “In other words, new set with a new name, yet a complete repeat in pretty much every other way complete with rehashing your same old tired petty jealousies and real-life feuds.”

      What are you talking about by repeat? It says that all the matches will be never-before-released matches.

    • Anonymous says:

      Just shut up and don’t buy it

  13. Anonymous says:

    I wonder how many matches this will have. Best of Nitro had 33 matches, and if you could the angles and interviews as “matches” (assuming this set is only matches, not interviews or angles) it had 50. That set also didn’t have a blu-ray. The Attitude Era DVD had 48 segments (26 matches, 22 angles), 4 DVD exclusives (2 matches, 2 angles), and the blu-ray had 7 matches and 2 angles as exclusives for the blu-ray. So depending on the length of the matches chosen we could have up to 60 matches assuming Bret doesn’t talk too much and doesn’t include any angles or interviews. Bret seems like the type to let his matches do the talking, so this is very exciting news. With a career as long as Bret had, we need all the matches we can cram into this thing.

  14. Dave says:

    He had a pretty good match with DDP at World War 3 98 and a decent match with Booker T at Bash at the Beach 98.

    • Anonymous says:

      I hope Bret only chooses PPV or Thunder matches for his WCW picks because any good Nitro matches he had could be on the Best of Nitro release which comes out one month before this.

  15. warresg says:

    which wcw match u guy are talking abt?..thus far i can’t think of any good ones beside the tribute match with benoit

    • Anonymous says:

      Mayhem 99. It’s when Bret won the World Heavyweight Title for the first time.

    • Brad Attitude says:

      he also had another good match vs. Benoit for the WCW Championship, a good tag team match on Nitro with Hogan vs. Sting & Lex Luger, a 6 man cage match where he teamed with Goldberg, Sid and Benoit and ganged up on Scott Hall and Kevin Nash.

  16. CS 22 says:

    I believe Bret had a couple of good matches at the start of his WCW career with Flair and Hennig and at the end with Benoit. The latter wasn’t going to be on this compilation anyway, Bret isn’t a huge fan of his matches with Flair and I am guessing that he prefered a match with Mr Perfect while both were at their very best in the WWE. Just my guess on why we won’t see any WCW matches. Not a terrible loss imo.

    • Anonymous says:

      That pretty much just leaves the Flair matches since the Hennig one was released on the Perfect set.

      • CS 22 says:

        Hmm, just checked out that compilation. And they have 3 Hart/Perfect matches, one of which was at MSG in 89. That’s the kind of match they could have added on this DVD. Hopefully there’s another match between those two that hasn’t been released yet.

  17. LP1 says:

    If Bret had any hand in picking the matches then it’s not surprising there aren’t any WCW matches as Bret himself has said numerous times that he didn’t enjoy his WCW run at all. That being said, it doesn’t specifically say only Stampede and WWE matches on here. It does mention WCW elsewhere in the description.

  18. Anonymous says:

    Those complaining about no late 90’s wcw matches are obviously mistaken about what good wrestling is.

    • Anonymous says:

      Yeah, Bret only had a handful of watchable matches in WCW and most of them were against Benoit.

      Which wasn’t entirely his fault. I wouldn’t exactly be motivated to tear the house down either if the company had no idea what to do with me and kept turning me every other show.

  19. Anonymous says:

    So no WCW matches are going to be on this?

    In that case, NO THANKS!

    The man spent the last 2+ years in WCW, yet the description clearly indicates that only Stampede and WWE matches will be covered. In other words, we get a repeat of the first set.
    So is this finally an admission that he was already a washed up by the time he entered WCW at the age of 40 (when other all-time greats are still able to be top performers)? To be fair, it’s clear that he was already well past his prime following his WrestleMania 12 loss to HBK and only able to have a very few great matches with guys (Steve Austin, Ric Flair and Chris Benoit) capable of putting on great matches with even low-level wrestlers, but still…

    Oh well, I guess I get to save some money.

    • HITCH66 says:

      Will defo get this. Just a shem every time a Bret Hart story comes up there’s always a few tits with stupid, ill-informed remarks. He was clearly in his prime (still) in 1997 and if it wasn’t for woeful booking in wcw would have gone on to have another stellar year. I find the Bret fans are usually ppl u might want to be in the same room as, while these goofs who slag him off deserve to live in this decade of ours.

  20. KarlKayfabian says:

    No WCW matches?

  21. Brad Attitude says:

    nice to have the hitman share some insight behind each match. i’m definetly gonna pick this up and watch the hell out of it.

  22. Harry Faversham says:

    Sounds great to me!

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